Four days into vacation I found out my Mother was in the hospital with blood clots in her lung. I panicked, and we were on a plane home the next morning. We lost out on 5 days of vacation, but I knew we did the right thing.
Husband has been itching to get back, so yesterday we booked the tickets, the same condo and we're going back in June!
The best advise I could give anybody going on a trip that can possibly take you many hours to get home to a loved one is.....buy insurance!!! It really isn't that expensive and it could save you alot of money if something happens at home. I did last time and we were able to get most our money back.
I'm so nervous though about going. Mom is still not doing that well and as the time gets closer I think my anxiety is going to explode :o(